To support community health nurses across the State of Nevada by providing instruction and promotion of freely available health information, with a focus on National Library of Medicine NLM resources. This award would allow us to re-visit the nursing clinics across the state. Funding will be used for visits to gather input from the nurses and to strengthen our online portal that was developed during the first year of funding from NNLM PSR. This project will promote access to quality information and provide greater support for 95 care providers in Nevada. We will again provide instruction and support for evidence-based public health practice through in-person instruction. We will promote our online modules, which cover a variety of information resources and topics, and each module will offer Continuing Education CE credit for nurses. Providing health services in remote areas is a challenge. Public Health Nursing is provided through the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health to Nevadas 10 frontier and 95 counties. In addition to providing essential services such as immunizations, nurses in these areas serve as school nurses in school districts that lack such personnel. The area of responsibility covers more than 96,000 square miles, with nurses averaging 1,000 miles per month of travel through the 95 counties to support the health and wellness of Nevadans. We plan to use funding during this period to strengthen and enhance our relationships with and services to this important group of care providers.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine